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Anat Admati, professor, Stanford GSB
"Many people are angry but they don’t know what to do. What we're hoping is to teach them what to ask for — to tell them what can be done." Anat Admati, professor of finance and economics, Stanford GSB One day in the spring of 2010, Anat Admati, a finance and economics professor at the...
workers installing a solar panel
Not too many years ago, homeowners that wanted to go solar faced a daunting set of obstacles: $30,000 or more to buy the equipment, countless hours negotiating a labyrinth of state and local bureaucracies, $2,500 for permits and unknown maintenance costs. Enter solar-as-a-service, sold to...
Less than a third of companies today use social media to support their corporate strategy and risk management practices, according to new research conducted by Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Stanford Graduate...
Cover Photo: "Painting with Numbers"
Whether you make your living with numbers or just occasionally have to communicate your credit worthiness to your banker, you can make or break your reputation by how you present those numbers, says Randall Bolten, a former chief financial officer to high-tech companies BroadVision, Phoenix...
Tainan, Taiwan, sunset
Chintay Shih, chair of Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry, has been a key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, which now boasts more than $50 billion in annual revenue. As the former president of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, a research organization with...
photo of MRI
Medical technology is one of the foundations of the American health care system. It is home to dramatic technical advances. But it is one of the key contributors to rising health care costs, accounting for, according to one study, roughly half the increase in health spending. Issues such as these...
Tony Blair photo
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair traces his deep interest in Africa back to his father teaching in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s, a time when South Korea was just as poor as Sierra Leone. While South Korea took off economically, Sierra Leone was racked by a long civil war. But now, “the...
Stefanos Zenios photo
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Business and government leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, and students gather this week at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for the 2012 Healthcare Innovation Summit to examine the forces shaping the future of health care and discuss practical...
Kenji Tateiwa photo
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — When Kenji Tateiwa applied to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, he described in the essay "what matters most" to him: his "dream of establishing a perfect energy world." He never thought he would have a chance to apply his expertise in nuclear...

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